Abbotsford’s municipal flag flies above the others in an online contest

After months of public voting, Abbotsford’s municipal flag has been named the best in Canada.

A competition was launched earlier this year by a trade publication called Municipal World. He looked at municipal flags across the country and used well-established guidelines to narrow them down to 64.

Abbotsford won in each of its brackets, ultimately eliminating St.-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Que. to take the title.

The news thrilled Mayor Henry Braun, who posed outside Abbotsford City Hall with the flag. The city shared the image on its social media.

Voting closed July 30.

The contest page described each flag saying “Abbotsford is known as the hub of the Fraser Valley and the flag is a symbolic representation of that slogan.

“The bars represent the roads of the region, with the central disc representing Abbotsford in the center of the crossroads. The green field represents agricultural fields, meadows and forests.

Other communities Abbotsford beat in the competition along the way were Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Springdale, Newfoundland. and Wetaskiwin, Alt. and Brigus, a small town near St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Muncipal World said in a tweet that they would have a full story on the flag contest in their November edition.

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Melissa C. Keyes